In a sit-down interview with UFC’s Megan Olivi, UFC President Dana White said that he hopes to hear from Brock Lesnar this Summer.
When asked if we’ll see the former UFC Heavyweight champion in the Octagon this year, White said, “Brock Lesnar, you know, he’s doing his thing right now with WWE. One of the things about Brock Lesnar is, when that guy’s ready to fight, he’s not shy. ‘Don’t call me,’ he’ll let me know. And to be honest with you, I’m hoping I’m gonna hear from that guy this Summer.”
Lesnar has mainly been the favorite when it comes to odds in the UFC and was only the underdog against Randy Couture and Cain Velasquez. According to MMA betting odds, he would be the underdog in both potential fights against Daniel Cormier and Jon Jones. You can learn more about betting in MMA here.
Lesnar was said to be taking a fight against UFC Heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier in the beginning of 2019 but that has not materialized and Lesnar has continued to work for WWE. Lesnar’s schedule has drastically decreased over what was already a light schedule and only shows up a couple of times every quarter.
The current Universal champion re-entered into the UFC drug testing pool in early July and had six months left on his one-year suspension that he received for his two drug test failures following his now-overturned win against Mark Hunt at UFC 200 a couple of years ago. Lesnar was eligible to step back inside the Octagon in early January but that didn’t happen yet. Lesnar has so far been only tested once by USADA in 2019.
Lesnar was supposed to leave WWE in August after SummerSlam following his loss to Roman Reigns. But he returned for another big payday at the Crown Jewel pay-per-view in Saudi Arabia and even won the Universal title after Roman Reigns had to vacate it due to leukemia. Since then, Lesnar only wrestled twice – at the Survivor Series and the Royal Rumble – and will be wrestling at WrestleMania against Seth Rollins.
Another interesting name who wants to fight Lesnar in the UFC is the current Light Heavyweight champion Jon Jones. Jones has kept himself in the headlines for all the wrong reasons lately but has said numerous times that he wants the big money fight against Lesnar.